The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Watchback - Discourse Series: Explaining Unionism

Tuesday, 23 April 2024

Watch the recording of the panel discussion with Linda Ervine MBE, Philip Orr MRIA and Glenn Patterson, chaired by Tommie Gorman, that took place on 18 April 2024.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Annual Review 2023 published

Tuesday, 19 March 2024

Our latest Annual Review is now available to view or download online, in both Irish and English.

Membership, Public Engagement

Academy closed - Storm Debi

Sunday, 12 November 2023

Due to the potentially hazardous conditions as a result of Storm Debi the Academy will not open until 11am tomorrow Monday 13 November. The library will open after lunch at 2pm.

Library, Public Engagement

John Bell Day Lecture 2023: Testing the foundations of quantum mechanics with levitated mechanical systems

Friday, 10 November 2023

Watch back this year's John Bell Day lecture with Professor Hendrik Ulbricht. This event was hosted by the Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s and the Royal Irish Academy, in association with the School of Maths &...

Public Engagement, STEM Education

Watchback Discourse Series: The Nobel Prize and the idea of the universal

Friday, 20 October 2023

The recording of the Discourse Series that took place on 17 October is available to watch now.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Niamh Brennan MRIA, Professor of management

Monday, 2 October 2023

Professor Brennan’s research on financial reporting and corporate governance leads her to argue that some company managers are self-serving and engage in impression management to portray a good impression of the company...

Members Research Series, Public Engagement

David Stifter MRIA, Professor of Old and Middle Irish

Friday, 1 September 2023

Professor Stifter’s research is part of the effort to bring light into dark periods of human history through the study of historical and prehistoric stages of languages.

Members Research Series, Public Engagement

UK Young Academy opens second membership call

Wednesday, 9 August 2023

'The UK Young Academy is not just for academics', say exec group as second call for applications gets underway. Applications are open to early career candidates who are UK citizens or resident in the UK.

Public Engagement

Discourse Series 2023/24 programme announced

Tuesday, 18 July 2023

We are pleased to announce the programme for our forthcoming Discourse Series of public lectures.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Watchback Discourse Series: 'Why are there so few women political leaders?'

Friday, 31 March 2023

The livestream recording of our recent Discourse Series is available to watch now.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series